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Officers: 83 Nigerian soldiers missing in Boko Haram attack

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:21:25 GMT2016-10-23T18:21:25Z

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Some 83 Nigerian soldiers are missing in action since Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a remote military base in the northeast, senior army officers said Sunday....

Freed hostages brought to Kenya, after being held in Somalia

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:02:40 GMT2016-10-23T17:02:40Z

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Twenty-six Asian sailors freed after being held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years arrived in Nairobi on Sunday....

Somali extremists retake town in central Somalia

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:37:07 GMT2016-10-23T16:37:07Z

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in central Somalia after African Union and Somali troops pulled out Sunday, according to residents....

Burkina Faso police kill suspected extremist in capital

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:09:15 GMT2016-10-23T16:09:15Z

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso's police director-general says a police squad has killed a suspected Islamic extremist after a shootout in the capital....

Thousands flock to Cameroon hospitals in search of family

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:56:01 GMT2016-10-23T15:56:01Z

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- Thousands of Cameroonians have flocked to hospitals in the country's two main cities on Sunday in search of corpses and survivors after an overloaded train derailed Friday, killing more than 70 people and injuring 600....

Widows of victims of Nigeria's Boko Haram say aid overdue

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:03:36 GMT2016-10-23T12:03:36Z

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- After her husband was killed by a Boko Haram suicide bomber late last year, Hajjagana Mbasaru was forced to pull her children from school and rely on friends to feed them. Like other widows of civilians fighting the Islamic extremists in northern Nigeria, she spent long months waiting for any kind of government support....

Mauritanian released from Guantanamo won't pursue complaints

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:41:16 GMT2016-10-22T17:41:16Z

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) -- A Mauritanian who returned home Monday after being held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for nearly 14 years says he will not file complaints against the United States or Mauritania....